Conference 2023

2023 OpenMRS Implementers' Conference

31 July to 3 August 2023 Abuja, Nigeria

Theme: Improving Quality of Care Using Emerging Technologies and Practices


About the conference

Our annual implementers conference is a chance to share experiences, demo solutions, and dive into the questions and challenges facing OpenMRS developers and implementers worldwide. 

We are community-driven. Our conferences follow a semi-unconferencing format, which features guest speakers while letting conference attendees determine and lead the breakout sessions, showcases, lightning talks, and demos.  Check out past conference schedules to see previous, attendee-proposed topics.

This year’s conference is broken down as follows:

  • Conference: 31 July to 3 August 2023
  • Hackathon: 4th and 5th August 2023

Quick Links


Registration is ongoing and closes on 16 July 2023. The registration rates are as follows: Early bird $400 Regular registration $450 Late Registration $ 500


Sponsorships are important to the event, as it helps to ensure the conference is cost neutral and provides scholarship opportunities for members who would not be able to attend this annual event without this support.


The conference will be structured in a semi-unconference format. It comprises several pre-determined sessions/events, followed by open slots for the audience to propose sessions of their choice.

Travel Logistics


​Abuja International Airport, AKA Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, is the second largest airport in Nigeria. Several international airlines operate in Abuja. The airport is approximately 40km away from Abuja City Center. We will offer airport transfers to all registered participants to the recommended hotels.


It takes a minimum of 2 weeks to apply for a Nigerian Visa. However, this depends on your country of origin. Ensure to check for the visa requirements a month in advance for proper preparation. Click on the Visa link about to check out the guidelines and application process. Also, cross-check with your in-country Nigerian Embassy.


You are required to complete a Health declaration form that is available online (click on the link above). The country has relaxed its COVID-19 regulations. However, you are encouraged to be fully vaccinated. One should also have a yellow fever vaccination. For more information on aspects you may need health-wise, check out: CDC traveler's Health Nigeria


Recommendations on places to stay will be shared soon.

How to Participate

Lightning Talks

5 minute presentation where you can demo a solution, share or propose a technical approach or design, or talk about anything you think is important for our community to know about or engage with.

Implementer Showcase:

 5-10 minute show & tell presentations that focus on 1-2 of your most significant achievements and your three top priorities for 2022.  We also have some 10 minutes time slots set aside for showcases on specific themes, such as data exchange, user experience, implementation strategies, and professional capacity development.

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